I was just about ready to go off about the lack of fulfillment on a ‘promise’ we had earlier this year from Amazon (via Mashable) that they would partner with local libraries to institute a lending program for eBooks. Then, I happened on this TechCrunch article.
It was something I had been looking forward to because buying eBooks can get expensive and frustrating. Plus, my mother had always told me that the library would probably prove the best reading resource I would ever need anyway.
As an avid reader, owning the books (preferably hardcover versions) was
Do you borrow eBooks from your public library? Chances are that you know about the OverDrive app as it is the platform used by most public libraries to loan out their eBooks and a whole lot more!
In the past OverDrive’s platform has been compatible with dedicated eBook Readers including the Barnes & Noble NOOK, the Sony Reader as well as apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. In short OverDrive now supports every major desktop and mobile operating system as they have recently added an app for Windows Phone 7.
This new app, launched this week,